Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certification

Mar 6, 2021

Mar 10, 2021

9:00 am To 5:00 am

Christiansburg, VA, USA



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Event Description

Fully remote, online MLD certification now available and in person classes


Carmen Recupero


About the Instructor

About Carmen Recupero

Carmen Recupero, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT, is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Massage Therapist, with a specialty certification in lymphatic therapy. She currently provides inpatient and outpatient lymphatic therapy to clients with a variety of diagnoses through her practice Lymphatic Care Specialists, LLC. Ms. Recupero also taught Lymphatic Pathology at the Blue Ridge School of Massage in Blacksburg, Virginia, and has served in a variety of healthcare settings over the last 22 years, both as a clinical therapist and in administration.

She served as Director of Rehabilitation Services at Tandem Health Care in Floyd, Virginia, and Facility/Area Administrator of Rehabilitation at Prism Rehab Systems where she oversaw therapists, program development, and patient care for orthopedic and neurological patients. Ms. Recupero conducted state and national presentations on the prevention and management of lymphedema in cancer patients and on lymphedema program development in acute care.

An MBA graduate at UVA/Darden School of Business, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from California College of Health Sciences, National City, California, and an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy (Magna Cum Laude) from Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia. Ms. Recupero completed a 140-hour certification course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy through the Upledger Institute and is a WCC certified wound-care specialist through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy. An executive business coach, she specializes in healthcare corporation team development and strategic planning/program implementation.

Ms. Recupero continues to further her education annually by attending national and international seminars to stay current with the latest research findings on lymphedema and studied at the Vodder School in Austria during July of 2014 to advance her skills.

Her training program was recognized by the National Lymphedema Network in 2010 and is a sponsor of the Lymphology Association of North America. She looks forward to the continued development of her programs to educate and train medical professionals so they might be more equipped to help those with lymphatic disorders.
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Lymphatic Massage

Developed in France in the 1930s, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage technique that helps drain lymph and the waste products it carries. It is commonly used to treat lymphedema, but it can also help maintain a healthy body and encourage soft tissue healing. It is a popular compliment to sports, medical and deep tissue massages.

Manual lymphatic drainage is one of the simplest yet most practical techniques you can learn through continuing education courses. You can expect comprehensive learning about the lymph system as a whole and an in-depth look at the causes of lymphedema. Some courses teach the basic technique only, but many focus on its benefits in sports massage, post-surgical care and as an alternative therapy for chronic illness.